The dynamic decades of the 1960s, 70s and 80s brought an explosion of creativity in music. In Europe, the arrival of practical electronic instruments transformed centuries of musical evolution. The Greek composer VANGELIS expanded late 18th and 19th century Romanticism into cosmic space, while French and German artists extended the early 20th century Impressionism of DEBUSSY and RAVEL into new realms of sound, with innovative timbres, ambient atmospheres, and advanced spatial imagery. It was revolutionary and unprecedented, and more than 40 years later, we haven't heard the end of it.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we look back on this fertile period, on a program called EUROVISIONS — not to be confused, by the way, with the yearly "Eurovision" Song Contest.
Music is by VANGELIS, POPOL VUH, ARIEL KALMA, NIK TYNDALL, BERNARD XOLOTL (with DANIEL KOBIALKA), PETER MICHAEL HAMEL, JEAN-PIERRE ALARÇEN, and DEUTER.